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Hiroshima Carp: Iwamoto returns from the Intercontinental Cup

by on Nov.03, 2010 @ 1:50 pm, under NPB
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Seems the Hiroshima Carp are using fall camp to decide which members will be eligible for Ichi-gun spring camp (especially for the younger players).

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Takahiro Iwamoto joined the Carp for fall camp in Nichinan on Tuesday after taking part in the Intercontinental Cup.  On the first day of practice, Iwamoto took about 200 swings during soft toss BP and also took extra fielding practice in the outfield.  The Carp have hopes of Iwamoto becoming a 30-homer player.

At the Intercontinental Cup, Iwamoto went 8-for-23 (.348) with 2 homers, 4 RBI, .739 SLG, and .423 OBP.

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2010 Intercontinental Cup – Japan ends tournament in 5th

by on Oct.24, 2010 @ 4:20 am, under Other
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The 2010 Intercontinental Cup got underway on the 23rd. Below is the full schedule with results.

First Round

Date Gm Time Venue Away Score Home IBAF
10/23 1 12:30pm Intercontinental South Korea 5-11 Chinese Taipei Box Score
2 3:30pm Tou-Liou Cuba 18-0 Czech Republic Box Score
3 6:30pm Intercontinental Japan 8-0 Nicaragua Box Score
4 7:30pm Tou-Liou Netherlands 10-0 Italy Box Score
10/24 5 12:30pm Intercontinental Hong Kong 2-17 South Korea Box Score
6 12:30pm Tou-Liou Chinese Taipei 6-0 Czech Republic Box Score
7 6:30pm Intercontinental Italy 15-6 Thailand Box Score
8 6:30pm Tou-Liou Netherlands 6-1 Nicaragua Box Score
10/25 9 12:30pm Intercontinental Nicaragua 2-5 Italy Box Score
10 12:30pm Tou-Liou Thailand 0-15 Japan Box Score
11 6:30pm Intercontinental Chinese Taipei 10-0 Hong Kong Box Score
12 6:30pm Tou-Liou South Korea 0-3 Cuba Box Score
10/26 13 12:30pm Intercontinental Czech Republic 16-0 Hong Kong Box Score
14 12:30pm Tou-Liou Nicaragua 18-3 Thailand Box Score
15 6:30pm Intercontinental Japan 2-1 Netherlands Box Score
16 6:30pm Tou-Liou Cuba 2-0 Chinese Taipei Box Score
10/27 17 12:30pm Intercontinental Hong Kong 0-20 Cuba Box Score
18 12:30pm Tou-Liou Czech Republic 0-9 South Korea Box Score
19 6:30pm Intercontinental Thailand 2-7 Netherlands Box Score
20 6:30pm Tou-Liou Italy 3-0 Japan Box Score

Round 1 Standings

Group A

Pos Team GP W L WPCT
1 Cuba 4 4 0 1.000
2 Chinese Taipei 4 3 1 .750
3 South Korea 4 2 2 .500
4 Czech Republic 4 1 3 .250
5 Hong Kong 4 0 4 .000

Group B

Pos Team GP W L WPCT
1 Netherlands 4 3 1 .750
2 Japan 4 3 1 .750
3 Italy 4 3 1 .750
4 Nicaragua 4 1 3 .250
5 Thailand 4 0 4 .000

Second Round

Date Gm Time Venue Away Score Home IBAF
10/28 21 12:30pm Intercontinental Netherlands 3-6 Cuba Box Score
22 2:00pm Tou-Liou South Korea 2-5 Italy Box Score
23 6:30pm Intercontinental Japan 5-12 Chinese Taipei Box Score
10/29 26 12:30pm Intercontinental Japan 1-4 Cuba Box Score
27 2:00pm Tou-Liou South Korea 1-3 Netherlands Box Score
28 6:30pm Intercontinental Italy 2-6 Chinese Taipei Box Score
10/30 31 12:30pm Intercontinental Chinese Taipei 3-5 Netherlands Box Score
32 2:00pm Tou-Liou Italy 3-5 Cuba Box Score
33 6:30pm Intercontinental South Korea 8-1 Japan Box Score

Round 2 Standings

Group C

Pos Team GP W L AVG
1 Cuba 5 5 0 1.000
2 Chinese Taipei 5 3 2 .600
3 Netherlands 5 3 2 .600
4 Italy 5 2 3 .400
5 Japan 4 1 3 .250
6 South Korea 4 0 4 .000

Records for Round 2 include results from Round 1 involving teams that advanced to Round 2.

8th and 10th Place Games

Date Gm Time Venue Away Score Home IBAF
10/29 24 12:30pm Taichung Thailand 3-13 Czech Republic Box Score
25 6:30pm Taichung Hong Kong 2-12 Nicaragua Box Score
10/30 29 12:30pm Taichung Hong Kong 5-6 Thailand Box Score
30 6:30pm Taichung Nicaragua 11-5 Czech Republic Box Score

5th and 6th Place Games

Date Gm Time Venue Away Score Home IBAF
10/31 34 12:30pm Tou-Liou Japan 2-1 South Korea Box Score

Bronze Game

Date Gm Time Venue Away Score Home IBAF
10/31 35 12:30pm Taichung Italy 4-3 Chinese Taipei Box Score

Gold Game

Date Gm Time Venue Away Score Home IBAF
10/31 36 6:30pm Taichung Netherlands 1-4 Cuba Box Score

Final Standings

Pos Team GP W L
1 Cuba (Gold) 8 8 0
2 Netherlands (Silver) 8 5 3
3 Italy (Bronze) 8 5 3
4 Chinese Taipei 8 5 3
5 Japan 8 4 4
6 South Korea 8 3 5
7 Nicaragua 6 3 3
8 Czech Republic 6 2 4
9 Thailand 6 1 5
10 Hong Kong 6 0 6

Awards

All-Star Team

Pos Player Country
SP Pan Wei-Lun Chinese Taipei
RP Yadier Pedroso Cuba
C Juan Angrisano Italy
1B Curt Smith Netherlands
2B Hector Olivera Cuba
3B Yulieski Gourriel Cuba
SS Mariekson Gregorius Netherlands
OF Alexei Bell Cuba
OF Giorvis Duvergel Cuba
OF Che-Hsuan Lin Chinese Taipei
DH Kim Jae Hwan South Korea

Tournament Awards

Award Player Country
MVP Hector Olivera Cuba
Leading Hitter Hector Olivera Cuba
Best ERA Pan Wei-Lun Chinese Taipei
Best WPCT Dalier Hinojosa Cuba
Most RBI Alfredo Despaigne Cuba
Most HR Kim Jae Hwan South Korea
Most SB Jung Soo-Bin South Korea
Most Runs Hector Olivera Cuba
Defensive Player Mariekson Gregorius Netherlands


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IC: Japan plays a practice game against The Netherlands

by on Oct.19, 2010 @ 4:25 am, under NPB
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Japan played a practice game against The Netherlands on Monday, in preparation for the Intercontinental Cup that begins on the 23rd.  Toshihiro Iwao, Hideki Sunaga and Shigeru Kaga combined to toss a 6-0, no-hit shutout (Japan committed 2 errors).

Iwao started the game and tossed 5 shutout innings.  Takahiro Iwamoto drove in 2 runs during a 4-run 3rd and Masashi Nohara nailed a 2-run homer in the 8th.

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Japan’s Intercontinental Cup rosters

by on Oct.07, 2010 @ 4:22 pm, under Other
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The Intercontinental Cup rosters for Japan were released today.

Pos Player JPN Player ENG Tm Age Ht Wt T B
P 岩尾利弘 Iwao, Toshihiro SEI 23 179 68 R L
須永英輝 Sunaga, Hideki HAM 24 182 81 L L
加賀繁 Kaga, Shigeru YOK 25 181 82 R R
大場翔太 Oba, Shota SOF 25 183 83 R R
笠原将生 Kasahara, Shoki YOM 19 191 90 R R
梶本達哉 Kajimoto, Tatsuya ORI 24 187 72 R R
中田廉 Nakata, Ren HIR 20 189 90 R R
植村祐介 Uemura, Yusuke HAM 22 180 80 R R
赤川克紀 Akagawa, Katsuki YAK 20 184 87 L L
佐藤祥万 Sato, Shoma YOK 21 172 78 L L
C 中村悠平 Nakamura, Yuhei YAK 20 176 70 R R
市川友也 Ichikawa, Tomoya YOM 25 176 78 R R
会沢翼 Aizawa, Tsubasa HIR 22 177 80 R R
INF 小窪哲也 Kokubo, Tetsuya HIR 25 175 78 R R
美沢将 Misawa, Masaru SEI 22 181 75 R R
谷哲也 Tani, Tetsuya CHU 25 180 78 R R
野原将志 Nohara, Masashi HAN 22 184 86 R R
翔太 Omine, Shota LOT 19 180 78 R R
大田泰示 Ota, Taishi YOM 20 188 90 R R
中川大志 Nakagawa, Taishi RAK 20 186 92 R R
OF 橋本到 Hashimoto, Itaru YOM 20 172 70 R L
枡田慎太郎 Masuda, Shintaro RAK 23 178 80 R L
中村晃 Nakamura, Akira SOF 20 176 81 L L
岩本貴裕 Iwamoto, Takahiro HIR 24 182 90 L L
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NPB players to take part in Intercontinental Cup and Asian Games?

by on Jan.09, 2010 @ 10:07 pm, under Other
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The Baseball Federation of Japan submitted a request to have NPB players take part in two international tournaments later this year: the IBAF Intercontinental Cup that takes place in October and the Asian Games that take place in November.

This actually made the headlines a few days ago.  But back then it was about a timing issue that wouldn't allow amateur players to take part in the Asian Games (no mention of the Intercontinental Cup).  Now it seems as if the reason for sending pro players to either international tournament has more to do with winning a medal because that might help bring baseball back into the Olympics.  And it seems the Japanese Olympic Committee agrees.

I'm not quite sure if I understand the reasoning, but a roster full of pro players will obviously increase Japan's chances for a medal.

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